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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 8 Early National Era
Who was the president who made the Louisiana Purchase?
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. John Adams
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Civil Rights
In 1952, Medgar Evers joined which organization to advocate for civil rights?
  1. Council of Federated Organizations
  2. Regional Council of Negro Leadership
  3. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  4. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Grade 8 Asian Geography
Grade 8 Exploration
Who was the first explorer to attempt to circumnavigate the globe?
  1. Hernando de Soto
  2. Curious George
  3. Vasco da Gama
  4. Ferdinand Magellan
Grade 8 Early National Era
Which French leader sold the Louisiana territory?
  1. Louis XVI
  2. Charles X
  3. Napoleon I
  4. Louis Napoleon
Grade 8 Civil War
Who argued, in the Cornerstone Speech, that slavery was the "cornerstone of the Confederacy"?
  1. Robert E. Lee
  2. Preston Brooks
  3. Jefferson Davis
  4. Alexander Stephens
Grade 8 Civil War
The Republican Party was founded in part due to the failure of which compromise meant to avert a civil war?
  1. Missouri Compromise
  2. Kansas Nebraska Act
  3. Compromise of 1850
  4. Grand Compromise
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